Oprah Winfrey has admitted that she did ” think about” running for President in 2020, after she won praise for delivering a powerful speech at this year’s Golden Globes.
The 64-year-old was presented with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement last month, and after her empowering speech went viral – people started calling for her to run for President.
Speaking in an upcoming interview for 60 Minutes, Oprah said, “When there was so much talk about it … Gayle [King] was every day saying, ‘You should think about it. You always say when things show up you should think about it.’
“I had a lot of wealthy men calling me, telling me they would run my campaign and raise a billion dollars for me.”
“I think when you have that many people whose opinions you value coming at you, it’s worthy of thinking about.”
However, Oprah went on to say that although she thought about it, running for President is just not for her.
“I’ve never looked outside for other people to tell me when I should be making a move. And wouldn’t I know? If God wanted me to run, wouldn’t God tell me? I haven’t heard that. I’d feel that I have a responsibility as a person who has a big voice in this country to use it to promote justice and kindness and good will in the world.
“It never has felt to me that that I was supposed to be political and it still does not feel that to me.”
Oprah’s comments were made during roundtable discussion she filmed for 60 Minutes, in which she spoke to 14 Michigan voters, half of whom voted for President Trump and half who did not.